The Houston Rockets have cleared a considerable amount of cap space in recent days with the hopes of landing a max-contract player like Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh. They missed out on both. They’re now left rather thin outside of Dwight Howard and James Harden. Boston’s Rajon Rondo now sits atop their wish list, according to ESPN.com’s Marc Stein.
Houston traded away center Omar Asik and guard Jeremy Lin, only to watch their plans fall by the wayside. They failed to match Dallas’ offer to swingman Chandler Parsons and sit in a difficult position.
They’ve apparently coveted Rondo for many years. The Rockets have very little in regards to tradeable assets and draft picks though, it’s not preventing them from exploring every way possible to land a star player this summer. Kevin Love is another guy Houston has expressed great interest in.
Celtics GM Danny Ainge is looking for a high return on Rondo and Houston simply lacks suffecient commodities to make such a deal worthwhile.
With that said, Rondo landing in Houston is as farfetched a rumor yet.
As we just discussed on @SportsCenter, Rockets didn’t match on C-Parsons because they wanted flexibility to keep chasing starry targets
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 14, 2014
So look for Rockets to re-enter trade game for longtime Houston target Rajon Rondo as well as try to work their way into mix for Kevin Love — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 14, 2014